What can I do with my Land and Food Systems degree?

Who you are matters

Your Land and Food Systems (LFS) degree is one part of what you have to offer. You also bring knowledge and skills from experiences you’ve had, places you’ve been, and the values you share with your family, friends, and community.

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“Learning more about social issues in our food system has helped me find my passion in working with others to solve problems I care about.”


Reflecting on your skills and interests can help you make purposeful life and career decisions.

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Throughout your Land and Food Systems degree, you’ll develop specific skills that employers are looking for, including:

  • A systems-based approach to exploring food system challenges and their connection to social issues
  • Ability to understand, examine, and synthesize concepts while considering multiple perspectives
  • Team collaboration on collective action projects using effective interpersonal and listening skills
  • Creative and strategic approach to planning and proposing tangible solutions to local and global challenges
  • Adaptability to work with multiple stakeholders and community partners
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to present ideas to a range of audiences
  • Problem solving using computational, mathematical, and statistical reasoning
  • Data collection, analysis, and interpretation through research within field and lab environments
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“I’ve developed confidence in public speaking, as well as in my ability to explore complex issues with diverse people I’ve met at UBC.”


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UBC offers many opportunities for LFS students to grow their careers.

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Workplace experience

  • UBC Science Co-op for LFS students
    Apply to the Science Co-op Program to work in your area of study while completing your degree.
  • Work Learn
    Build valuable skills through a part-time, on-campus job.
  • On-campus jobs
    Find student jobs available on campus.
  • CareersOnline
    Browse and apply for work or volunteer positions using UBC's online career resources platform.


From volunteering with a faculty member to getting a research award, there are many ways to gain undergraduate research experience and prepare for graduate school or a career in research.

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Involvement and leadership

International experience

Living, studying, and working abroad build valuable traits. Show employers you are adaptable, can work independently, and have global experience.

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Build your network

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“I’ve expanded and strengthened my network through valuable opportunities like the Global Seminar course.”


Friends, family, TAs, instructors, and other people you meet can help you navigate your career questions. Find out possibilities and learn from the experiences, stories, and insights of others.

  • LFS Mentorship Program
    Pair up with an industry professional to explore your career interests and learn from their experiences.
  • LFS student profiles
    Read what other students and alumni are doing during or beyond their degree.
  • UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees
    Create a free profile and get matched with members in the broader UBC community to learn about their career journeys.

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